Saturday 10th June saw members of Norton LBQT+ community and allies gathering at Norton Town Hall to celebrate the town's second annual Pride event.
We have partnered with Norton Pride to help support the making of a series of videos (available on Midsomer Norton Pride’s facebook page) featuring local members of the community talking about being LBGT+ in Midsomer Norton, and also supported the ‘Bake Off’ event on Saturday. Further support was provided by the Midsomer Norton Community trust and of course fundraising by Midsomer Norton Pride itself.
Mayor Paul Myers joined fabulous drag queens Anna Phylactic and Donna Trump to judge the bakes, with the prize being won by 16 year old Rosie Williams with her rainbow cake.
Rosie Williams congratulated by Nic Jovčić-Sas on her Bake Off win
FDC Law partner, Marjorie Taylor, attended on behalf of the firm (and even baked cupcakes for the event!). She says, “This was a fun event, with a serious purpose, and one we were very happy to support. At FDC Law, we see ourselves being very much a part of our local communities in Norton, and in Frome and Keynsham, and it is important to us that our sponsorship and community support goes to local organisations which benefit the communities we work in. Midsomer Norton Pride is doing important work in providing support and information to LGBT+ people, particularly young people, and to their families, as well of course as planning events such as Pride to allow everyone to get together and enjoy themselves.”
FDC Partner Marjorie Taylor with Donna Trump and Anna Phylactic
After the competitive bakes were judged, they were available to taste, along with cream teas and fizz!
Live music was provided by local band Ramshackle Orchestra, and later in the evening tea and cakes made way for the evening ball!